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==Modules==
 
==Modules==
Commonwealth Forces
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Commonwealth Forces - Battlefront Overview
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The Commonwealth Forces module includes all new, meticulously researched and historically accurate UK, Canadian and Polish units and formations. The full range of Commonwealth weaponry is brought to life with the same amazing level of detail and simulation fidelity found in the previous Combat Mission titles. This module will also bring you new German formations, such as the "Waffen SS" and the Luftwaffe Field Divisions.
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The Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Commonwealth Forces module offers 2 brand new campaigns, one from the Allied side and one from the German side. Both campaigns are semi-historical, in the sense that they are close to real events, and use real formations, that were found in the area of the conflict at the time, with fairly accurate force composition. However some liberties were taken to make the combat missions more interesting and varied.In addition to the campaigns, there are also more than 20 stand alone missions using all the forces in the module in a many different situations.
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Several variants of the iconic Churchill tank, the Cromwell, Stuart and Firefly will be included along with many other new units. The Germans will see the mighty King Tiger and the Jagdpanther in their arsenal among several other additions (see bellow for a complete list of new units).All formations can of course be mixed as part of a multi-national joint task force, using any of CM: Battle for Normandy's available units.
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British campaign is titled '[[The Scottish Corridor'|The Scottish Corridor]]
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German campaign is titled '[[Kampfgruupe Engel]]'
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Market Garden
 
Market Garden

Revision as of 06:48, June 21, 2014

Cmbnlogo
Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy
Publication information
Developer(s)

www.battlefront.com

Publisher(s)

www.battlefront.com

Game engine

CMX2

Release date

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Genre

Tactical War-Game

Modes

Hotseat, Local Multiplayer, Network MP, PBEM, Solo

Rating(s)

Not Rated

Platform(s)

PC - Mac

Chronology
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The Game

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy (CMBN) is a video game in the Combat Mission (video game series) series. It is a simulation of infantry combat at the platoon and company level, during World War II, set during the battle of Normandy. The base game models some of the typical American and German army forces in use at that time. Expansion modules (described below) are also available, that provide additional nationalities, locations, and time frames.[1]

Forces included in the game represent troops and vehicles typical of the U.S. Army, U.S. airborne, and German Army in the Normandy campaign following the initial invasion during the period 6 June 1944 to 1 September 1944. Individual squads, vehicles, and weapons are depicted, striving for a high level of realism in troop behavior and weapon effects.

Modules

Commonwealth Forces - Battlefront Overview

The Commonwealth Forces module includes all new, meticulously researched and historically accurate UK, Canadian and Polish units and formations. The full range of Commonwealth weaponry is brought to life with the same amazing level of detail and simulation fidelity found in the previous Combat Mission titles. This module will also bring you new German formations, such as the "Waffen SS" and the Luftwaffe Field Divisions.

The Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Commonwealth Forces module offers 2 brand new campaigns, one from the Allied side and one from the German side. Both campaigns are semi-historical, in the sense that they are close to real events, and use real formations, that were found in the area of the conflict at the time, with fairly accurate force composition. However some liberties were taken to make the combat missions more interesting and varied.In addition to the campaigns, there are also more than 20 stand alone missions using all the forces in the module in a many different situations.

Several variants of the iconic Churchill tank, the Cromwell, Stuart and Firefly will be included along with many other new units. The Germans will see the mighty King Tiger and the Jagdpanther in their arsenal among several other additions (see bellow for a complete list of new units).All formations can of course be mixed as part of a multi-national joint task force, using any of CM: Battle for Normandy's available units.

British campaign is titled 'The Scottish Corridor

German campaign is titled 'Kampfgruupe Engel'



Market Garden

Factional Forces & Formations

U.S. forces in the initial CM:BN release include U.S. Army regular and airborne forces.

Game Mechanics Hints & Tips

Note

Given the major changes from patches and  V2.00 articles which deal with anything to do with the mechanis, as opposed to listings of troops etc, should be treated with caution unless the article specifically mentions V2.01 or later.

Learning Video thumb|left|434px|Fan video 241 minutes









Smoke

Chad Harrison's tips on Smoke Rounds and White Phosphorous

Deploying MGs at Hedgerows

[tip]

Strategy & Tactics

Note

Given the major changes from patches and  V2.00 articles which deal with anything to do with the mechanis, as opposed to listings of troops etc, should be treated with caution unless the article specifically mentions V2.01 or later.

Modding

System Requirements

System Requirements MINIMUM:

  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/Win7
  • Processor: Pentium IV 1.8 GHz or equivalent speed AMD processor
  • Video Card: GeForce 5200 or Radeon 9200 (32 Megabyte VRAM or better and must support 1024x768 or higher resolution) in OpenGL
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
  • System Memory: 256 Megabytes RAM
  • Hard Drive Space: 3.5 Gigabyte 
  • Other Requirements: CD Drive (not needed for download version)
  • The game does not work in a virtualized environment (virtual machine)

System Requirements SUGGESTED:

  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/Win7
  • Processor: Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or equivalent speed AMD processor or better
  • Video Card: GeForce 6800 or Radeon x850 (256 Megabyte VRAM or better and must support 1024x768 or higher resolution) in OpenGL
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
  • System Memory: 1 Gigabyte or more RAM
  • Hard Drive Space: 4 Gigabyte 
  • Other Requirements: CD Drive (not needed for download version, but recommended for backup)
  • The game does not work in a virtualized environment (virtual machine)

Scenario (Battle and Campaign) Design

Wiki articles:

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Research

External files:

Original Scenarios Spreadsheet

External sites:

Battlefront File Repository

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